Overcoming Unexpected Stage Fright

Edie Weinstein Storytelling

When Edie Weinstein took the stage to tell a story, she wasn’t prepared to be afraid. Here’s how she got through it.

Beauty in the Broken: A Lesson in Personal Loss


Erin Kelly reflects on the day her freedom was taken away due to a recent flood in her hometown.

Politics for the Everyman


Shawn Henfling was tired of pointing a finger at the problem. He decided to become part of the solution.

Strength in Numbers


Penn State, The Peaceful Hearts Foundation and the importance of community.

His Entire Term as Governor Was Tainted With Protests

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Years of civil disobedience from Philadelphians preceded Tom Corbett’s loss in PA Governor’s Race.

Philadelphia’s Decriminalization of Marijuana is the Model to Follow.

War on Drugs

It is high time for a drug policy grounded in science, compassion, economics and health and human rights

‘Kids-for-Cash’ Documentary a Reminder of Continuing Problems in Juvenile Justice Systems


An eye-opening and heart-wrenching portrayal of juvenile ‘justice’ through the eyes of a child.

Today it’s Pennsylvania’s Turn to see its Marriage Ban Struck Down in Court

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Pennsylvania is the last state in the northeast that had a standing ban on marriage equality.

I’m Shane. I Could Die Tonight. Come Laugh at My Nightmare.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy, SMA,Shane Burcaw, Laughing at My Nightmare, Laughing at My Nightmare, Inc.,

“Shane Burcaw … is razor smart, irreverent, and laugh-out-loud funny. I would help change his underpants anytime.” ~Rainn Wilson

Marriage Equality Just Got a Little More Complicated

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In just a few days, six new lawsuits regarding marriage equality have popped up around the country.  — Six new lawsuits, really? Really, gay and lesbian couples? Is this really the way you want to be doing things? In the span of just a few days, six new lawsuits have popped up around the country. […]

Young Man In a Post-Graduate Maelstrom

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Some resist. Twenty-two year old Jefferson Morris IV lets the swirling waters carry him where they may.

The Coming Battle Over Voter ID

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A judge in Pennsylvania has thrown out Pennsylvania’s controversial voter ID law setting the stage for the Supreme Court to tackle the issue.

Pennsylvania School Tries to Kick Out Two Students Because Their Family isn’t ‘Homeless Enough’

Engineering Interns from the districk go back to high school

Federal law protects homeless children from being kicked out of school.

2nd Grader in Pennsylvania Brings a New Way to Foster Friendships to the Playground

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Christian Bucks, a second-grader at Roundtown Elementary in York, Pennsylvania, decided to take action when he noticed several of his classmates didn’t appear to have anyone to play with at recess. So he decided to acquire a buddy bench for his school.

How Watching TV can be Good for a Man’s Soul

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Tsach Gilboa discovers that indulging a gloomy mood with cathartic television can have a surprisingly good outcome.

Rally Planned for Boy Brutalized by PA Cops

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Activists announce “Justice 4 Joey’ rally will take place in front of Tullytown Borough Police Department.